‘The lion never strays too far from the zebras’. It’s a fact that’s true of pretty much any predator on land or in water. A food source that’s close by and therefore readily available, is hugely important if they want to thrive in their environment. Pike are no exception, which is why lure anglers know that the way to find the fish they’re after is to find the fish that the predators are after.
Pushing his way through nettles and brambles on a bright summer’s day then, this is exactly what Rage angler Gary Edmonds is on the look-out for. His polarised Rage shades allowing him to pick out shoals of rudd and roach in the margins of the crystal-clear gravel pit in front of him.